S&D Coffee & Tea Chosen As Exclusive Roaster And Distributor For The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® In Foodservice

S&D Coffee & Tea will support The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s expansion across all commercial and non-commercial channels

December 18, 2018, Concord, NC – S&D Coffee & Tea, the largest custom coffee roaster in America, is proud to announce the expansion of its partnership with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, one of the world’s leading roasters and retailers of specialty coffee and tea. S&D will serve as the exclusive roaster and distributor in foodservice across all commercial and non-commercial channels. As an industry leader for distribution and equipment in the foodservice channel, S&D is poised to help The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® broaden its national recognition.

In 2015, S&D and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® joined forces to serve major national franchises including Hilton Worldwide and Potbelly restaurants. S&D will now supply all The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® products for the new Choice Hotels brand, Clarion-Pointe, designed to bring together the premium elements guests desire in an affordable travel experience.

“S&D Coffee & Tea helps our customers build successful beverage programs through tailored solutions,” said Carlos Lopez, Executive Vice President of Sales, S&D Coffee & Tea. “We are thrilled for the opportunity to strengthen our partnership with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® while also adding a highly respected brand to our already strong portfolio of coffees and teas.”

“The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® selected S&D because of our mutual commitment to premium quality,” said JJ Smith, VP, Franchise Operations, Business Development, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®. “A strong beverage program can bolster the reputation of a foodservice operation. We are excited to expand our relationship into new channels across the US with the common goal of providing best-in-class coffee and tea to our customers and their patrons.”

S&D and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® are committed to growing their partnership by teaming up to supply coffee and tea to more national commercial and non-commercial foodservice brands.

About S&D Coffee & Tea
S&D Coffee & Tea is the nation’s largest custom roaster and the largest blender of iced tea for the foodservice industry. In continuous operation since 1927, S&D Coffee serves over 80,000 customers through national distribution and direct store delivery. In 2010, S&D added a state-of-the-art Food Innovations and Ingredients production unit which extracts the flavors of coffee, tea and botanicals for use in iced coffee, shakes, ice cream and frozen desserts, energy drinks and other packaged and dispensed products. For more information about S&D Coffee & Tea, visit www.sdcoffeetea.com.

About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® brand is a leading global roaster and retailer of specialty coffees and teas, and is widely credited for driving high quality and innovation to the coffee and tea industry. The company sources the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world and hand blends coffee and tea for the freshest flavors. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf started the frozen coffee drink craze with the invention of The Original Ice Blended® drink and is also the first global coffee and tea retailer to offer cold brew tea. The company currently has more than 1,200 retail locations across the globe and can also be found in grocery aisles as well as specialty locations including airports and hotels. For more information, visit www.coffeebean.com.

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